Central Lakes State TrailFergus Falls
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Trailheads are found in each community: Fergus Falls' is in DeLagoon City Park. Dalton, Ashby, Evansville, Brandon, Garfield, Alexandria - by Ole the Viking, Nelson and Osakis - near the Chamber of Commerce.
A 55-mile, paved rail trail through 3 counties and 10 communities. Beginning in Fergus Falls, the trail ends in Osakis (or vice versa - depending on where you start!). Trail users will enjoy the many differing landscape views, ranging from open prairie in the west to many lakes scattered throughout the area to the forested, rolling hills in the east.
Passes through Dalton, Ashby, Evansville, Brandon, Garfield, Alexandria, Nelson, and Osakis. Connect to Lake Wobegon Trail in Osakis.
- Accessible to disabled
I cycled most of the trail and really enjoyed the ride. This would be good for walkers, runners and cyclist. My hats off to the snowmobilers who I understand maintain the trail!
— thekauz, October 9, 2021
I walked this trail in 3-5 mile increments all summer. Nice combination of sun and shade. Can also access the North Country trail from here for a bit more challenging hike.
— lovetowalk99, October 9, 2019
I have ridden the Central Lakes trail from Sauk Centre to Evansville. The stretch from Alex to Osakis goes amongst lakes and farmland with a challenging railroad grade near the Osakis end. From there...
— Eben B, September 5, 2019
We walked trail and more towards night it tends to have more kids on the trail in groups in some parts of the trail. We had no issues though
— Darla B, October 15, 2018
Wide, flat, paved trail in the woods and thru small towns. Very nice ride. Some construction when we rode and some mud from recent rains, but a trail I’ll do again.
— OddEater, June 25, 2018